PDO Thread Lift

What Is PDO Thread Lift?

Do you want to reverse the signs of aging, but you’re not ready for a full-fledged facial lift surgery? If yes, the PDO thread lift might be the right treatment for you.
PDO or polydioxanone threads are synthetic, biodegradable sutures that are specially-designed for use in surgical procedures to repair and lift tissues. When you have signs of aging, PDO threads can be used to lift the superficial sagging layers of your skin back into its earlier, more youthful position.

At Aura Aesthetics, we have extensive experience providing PDO thread lift to patients of all ages and with different degrees of sagging. We can help you regain your youthful, cherubic appearance. Contact us today to set up a consultation.

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Advantages of PDO thread lift

Here are a few reasons why you should consider PDO threads:

  • PDO threads are minimally-invasive, and the threads are sutured only underneath the superficial layer of the skin.
  • PDO threads don’t bruise a lot. The sutures are barely visible on your skin. You may have minor reddened puffiness on the treated areas but it reduces within a day.
  • PDO threads don’t have a very long recovery time. You can return to work the same day.
  • PDO threads are a lot less expensive than facelift surgery, making it a budget-friendly option for anyone who wishes to reduce signs of aging.

Areas that can be lifted using MINT™ PDO threads:

  • Drooping eyelids
  • Crow’s feet
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Sagging cheeks & jowls
  • Minor-to-moderate wrinkles on the neck
  • Droopy lips

Once you visit our Aura Aesthetics med spa in Portland, Oregon, we will examine you to determine the areas that need PDO lifting. Then, we will decide the type of PDO thread that can offer you the best results.

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Types of PDO threads

PDO threads come in three variants, each of which can be used to offer different results.

Smooth PDO threads

If you need minimal lifting or the areas that require lifting are the forehead, sides of the eyes, and sides of the mouth, then we use the smooth PDO threads. They use mono-PDO-fibers, which allow us to create a smooth and natural-looking result.

Twisted PDO threads

If you need lifting predominantly in the lower regions of the face, then twisted PDO threads can work great. These threads consist of two or more threads that are intertwined together. This gives them better structural strength to support the tissues located in the sunken portions of your face.

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Barbed PDO threads

If you have deep creases on your face or neck and the sagging is severe, then the barbed PDO threads are great for you. The barbs on the thread hook deep into the sagging tissue, allowing us to lift the sagging tissue back into place. The barbs will hold the tissue firmly in place, ensuring they don’t sag again until the effects of the PDO threads wear off.

The PDO thread lift process

The PDO thread lift takes place in our Portland, Oregon clinic. You will be asked to sit down on the treatment chair. We will apply the numbing agent on your face and neck to ensure the procedure is comfortable.

Then, our specialists will mark the areas of the face and neck that need lifting. After choosing the type of thread that you need, your skin is gently and securely lifted into place. The PDO threads cause micro-wounds in your skin, stimulating the release of collagen protein in your skin. This collagen repairs these micro-wounds, strengthens the sagging tissues, and adds volume to your face – giving you a fuller and youthful appearance.

The entire PDO thread lift can be completed in 30-40 minutes. You can even schedule it during your lunch break and return to work later. Just make sure not to make any facial expressions that can break the threads. Our specialists will provide the detailed Do’s and Don’ts list for you after the procedure.


You will be able to see the results of the lifting immediately, and you’ll see your skin improving in texture, quality, and volume over the next few weeks. The PDO threads are biodegradable and dissolve into your skin within six months. The effects of the collagen generated due to the PDO thread lift will last up to three years, after which you can return to Aura Aesthetics for a follow-up treatment.

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